a semiannual online literary journal, will be accepting submissions of poetry, short fiction, and essays for its Fall 2009 issue until August 14, 2009.
Submissions are accepted year-round via e-mail. We prefer work that has both mainstream and literary appeal. All work must be original, previously unpublished, and in English. Please do not submit genre fiction, explicit work, or anything particularly violent or depressing. Also, please note that we do not accept simultaneous submissions. All published work is considered for our annual editor’s prize.
The Spring 2009 issue of the journal featured fiction by Matthew Grice, Tai Dong Huai, Lydia Williams, Arrie Brown, and Jozefina Cutura; an essay by Suzanne Cope; poetry by William Robert Flowers, Leslie LaChance, Sarah White, Gregory Lawless, Roger Jones, Ruth Foley, Steve Klepetar, Linda King, Lyn Lifshin, James Richard Brown, Chris Anderson, and Asha Choubey; and artwork by Mikel Glass.
The Apple Valley Review would also like to congratulate Kathy Anderson–the recipient of the Apple Valley Review Editor’s Prize for 2008, whose short story, “You Are the Bad Smell,” was published in our Spring 2008 issue–and two of the writers whose work appeared in the Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 issues, respectively. “Jane Austen’s Toes,” a poem by Rob Hardy, and “Thanksgiving,” a poem by Pat Daneman, were selected by poet Dorianne Laux for the 2008 Best of the Net Anthology.
The current issue, previous issues, subscription information, and complete submission guidelines for the Apple Valley Review are available at www.applevalleyreview.com.
Send submissions via e-mail to Leah Browning, Editor.
—Send one prose piece or two to six poems at a time.
—Include the word “fiction,” “poetry,” or “essay” in your subject line.
—Type or paste your submission in the body of the e-mail message. We will not open any unsolicited attachments.
—Include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail
address, and a short biography.
Please expect to wait up to two months for a reply. Occasionally with e-mail, there are technical difficulties. We cannot be responsible for delay or loss of submissions. To submit, or to check on the status of your submission
after two months have passed, please send a message to our editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.